Matt Mays playing guitar with sunglasses on.

Matt Mays – Howl at The Night Tour

with special guest Skye Wallace

After years alternating between sweaty rock shows in clubs and more organic semi-acoustic theatre gigs, Matt Mays is embarking on the Howl at The Night Tour this fall – bringing together both sides of the Matt Mays concert experience for the first time.

Mays describes the show as “a journey through songs, old and new, an evening that will start off woody and mellow and finish electric and stormy. Without a doubt, it’ll leave everyone in the house howling at the night!”

The Howl at The Night Tour mirrors the concept behind the Once Upon a Hell of a Time… (2017) and Twice Upon a Hell of a Time… (2018) albums, where Mays released both electric and acoustic versions of the same songs, exploring the same tunes but with “different styles, tempos, time signatures, and colours”. The fall tour expands on this, extending it to Mays’ full catalogue of music and building momentum as different players join the fray.

The tour follows a summer of electric shows with his full band and the acoustic Dark Promises Tour. Other recent highlights include US tour dates with The Gaslight Anthem, a set at the Outlaw Music Festival supporting Willie Nelson and Matt’s first headlining concert at the legendary Massey Hall. Some of that concert can be viewed here: http://www.liveatmasseyhall.com/mattmays.

After departing seminal alt-country collective The Guthries back in 2002, Mays bounced back-and-forth between solo projects (his self-titled debut, the unfinished film soundtrack …When the Angels Make Contact) and band projects (the eponymous Matt Mays & El Torpedo record and 2008’s epic Terminal Romance). Following the dissolution of Matt Mays & El Torpedo in 2009, he released Coyote (2012) to much acclaim, including a JUNO Award win for Rock Album of the Year. October 2017 saw the release of Once Upon a Hell of a Time… with the acoustic companion album Twice Upon a Hell of a Time… coming exactly a year later.

About Skye Wallace

Skye Wallace is what happens when a trained singer with east coast roots discovers punk rock in their youth and writes music that makes you feel excited. Her new album combines influences from 90’s riot girls and grunge to create captivating moments that sound uniquely Skye – sometimes moving, sometimes frenetic, sometimes straight-up unrestrained. With a voice that effortlessly floats between sultry purrs to powerful yelps, and a band that will take you from somber lows to raucous highs, listening to Skye Wallace takes you on a journey that is not to be missed.

 

Howl at The Night Tour Dates:

Oct 23 - Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theatre

Oct 25 - Edmonton, AB @ Myer Horowitz Theatre

Oct 27 - Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre

Oct 29 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick

Nov 3 - Ottawa, ON @ National Arts Centre

Nov 6 - London, ON @ London Music Hall

Nov 7 - Kingston, ON @ The Grand Theatre

Nov 9 - Kitchener, ON @ Circle In The Square

Nov 12 - Fredericton, NB @ The Playhouse

Nov 13 - Moncton, NB @ Capitol Theatre

Nov 15 - Halifax, NS @ Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

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